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Dr. Foster Carr

General Practice
San Diego, CA
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

450 W Laurel St., San Diego, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

UnitedHealthcare

SCAN Health Plan

Prudential Insurance Company of America

CIGNA Health Care

Medical Card System Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Foster Carr MD has nurtured his passion for the field of telemedicine since 1994, when he created the first portal for personalized medical services ( Telemedical.com ). Since then, he has translated his passion into building a primary care medical practice that incorporates all forms of in-person and electronic communication. Today, Dr Carr's practice is serving a patient base physically in Southern California as well as virtually across the United States and internationally. The primary principals of his healthcare services are based on joint patient-physician decision making and evidence based care. He promotes nutritive and herbal remedies in combination with regenerative, pharmaceutical, physical therapy, and surgical solutions. He is also a strong advocate for genetic profiling and other prevention activities that help assess disease risk and optimize patient health. Dr. Carr combines both high touch and high tech abilities. His medical informatics self-training is combined with strong problem solving skills and a genuine respect for all patients. His patients report that video visits with him are entertaining and enlightening. He holds a BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College and an MD from Stanford Medical School with 2 years of PhD training in Cancer Biology. His internal medicine internship was completed at Mount Zion/UC SAN FRANSISCO and a year of internal medicine residency was completed at UC SAN DIEGO. He has been a general practitioner since 1991 and communicates in English, Spanish and German. contacts: drcarr@telemedical.com

Specialties
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General Practice

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

216 Answers
654 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Associated with HTN: An international study led by Imperial College London found a correlation between high levels of alanine and higher blood pressure, energy intake, cho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Dont worry: You should not worry but you should get it further evaluated to determine the cause. Common conditions would include costochondritis, chest wall mu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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General Practice 34 years experience
Couple possibilities: Axillary lymphadenopathy , lymphadenitis, follicular cysts, sebaceous cysts, sebaceous adenitis, sweat gland cysts or tumors, or lipomas. A primar... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
According to who ?: Not sure what or who's big deal your referring to. Some spiders have venom and their bites can cause infection and severe inflammation. Most spider... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
140/80 p 75: The goal is to keep your blood pressure below 140/80 and above about 110/70 . Anything in that range is good. Most "normal" blood pressures are o... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
No: Gluten free diets are for people with celiac disease . If you do not have this disease then going on a gluten free diet is not necessary.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
See a doctor: He should be evaluated by a primary care doctor or neurologist. An MRI might be ordered depending on his examination and history. If symptoms worsen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
What type of test ?: If it is a blood test then it might be possible to order it yourself on www.Mymedlab.Com and pay less than the doctor ordered test . You can also ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Control habits: Dietary habits, stress, and sleeping habits contribute to development of heartburn. Do not eat at least 3 hours prior to sleeping, avoid spicey food... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Depends on stage: The pathology report is used along with body scans and tests to determine the full stage of the adenocarcinoma. Once the stage and medical history in... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
No: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a protein. Proteins are digested in the stomach and do not enter the blood stream when consumed orally.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Depends: The area of fat loss would depend on your age, diet, muscles exercised and genetics.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Personal Decision: Your wife should personally decide if she want the epidural after consulting with her obstetrician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Acanthosis Nigricans: Make sure you do not have this condition before you attempt to lighten your skin.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes if diabetic: Uncontrolled diabetics have an increased risk of thrush (oral yeast infection). Therefore if you are diabetic and eat sugar food then your diabetes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
New Information: New information on the long term effects, drug-drug or drug-food interactions, or other serious adverse events may lead to the recall of a previously... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: However they are not very common. Most skin cancers are related to sun exposure and thus the genital area has less risk. .(except for nudists).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
May be spared: The genes associated with increased risk of getting androgenic alopecia are primarily passed by your mother via one of her 2 x chromosomes or by one... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Amazon.com: Amazon.Com lists a home test kit for arsenic for $22. However I am not sure about this tests accuracy or reliability. http://www.amazon.com/arsenic-h... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Nothing Serious: Irregular periods can be due to stress, hormonal changes, medications, onset of menopause , cohabitation with other menstruating women, weight l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: 8 genes have been discovered to increase the risk of developing alopecia areata. These genes are involved in the cellular based autoimmune reaction ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Get it examined: Your primary care doctor can examine , diagnose, and suggest treatment. There are multiple possibilities including psoriasis, herpes infections, cys... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: The dsm IV criteria for diagnosing OCD can be found here http://www.Biologicalunhappiness.Com/dsm-ocd.Htm.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Not recommended: All medications should be properly discarded after their expiration date. The safety of the medication after the expiration date will be effected by ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Disease vs Symptom: The curative course treats the underlying disease with the goal of a cure. The palliative treatment course treats the underlying symtpom with the goa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Nothing special: Tea should not cause any particular nutritional deficiency. Eating a normal balanced meal is all that is recommended.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Measure speed: Nerve conduction studies measure the speed of the nerve impulse signal traveling the course of a particular nerve. These studies are used to indicate... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Bacteria: The bacteria in your armpits are responsible for the smell. They use the sweat and oil from your arm pit glands to grow and produce smelly chemicals... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Reoccuring UTIs: Reoccuring uti's can be due to repeated introduction of bacteria from the mechanical effects of intercourse on the urethra, development of drug resis... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Neurology referral: See a neurologist for further evaluation. You may need a head MRI or ct scan depending on your physical examination and complete medical history.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
CD4 T helper cells: The CD4 t helper cells are reduced by HIV infection. The virus that causes aids also infects macrophage cells but the reduction in t helper cells is... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Depends on State: 13 states currently mandate coverage of infertility problems. See http://attainivf.Com/ivf-insurance for a listing
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Multiple: Viral syndromes, meningitis, cerebellar tumors, muscle spasms + medications, heart disease, ear infections are just a few of the possibilities. A ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Hemoptysis: Technical term is called hemoptysis. It suggest bleeding anyway from the nasopharynx/throat area to the bottom of the lungs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Dying of cells: Apoptosis is a programmed cell death process. If it occurs in the brain cells then is can cause many different neurological diseases such as parkins... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
More data needed: Repetitive motions can be a sign of of autism but is not considered one of the first signs for presentation. Such as: no big smiles or other warm, jo... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Less acid secretion: Heart burn is caused by to acid in the stomach. The production of acid in the stomach is controlled by the hormone gastrin and it in turn is controll... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Liver enzyme: The test for this enzyme can indicate the presence of liver inflammation or hepatitis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: Researchers at columbia university medical center have identified 8 genes associated with alopecia areata.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: Taking your birth control pills as prescribed will help make your periods more regular.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Phimosis: The condition is called phimosis it can be treated with dillation devices or procedures provided by a urologist.
A member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Rogerius: Thirteenth century physician rogerius was the first to described the skin manifestations of lupus. A history of lupus can be found here http://lupu... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma is one of the first conditions for which there is medical evidence that medicinal marijuana can be helpful. However, there are different t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
ENT Specialist: Ear, nose and throat specialist. Trained in general surgery and then specializing in surgical treatment of the ear, nose, or throat.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Premature ejaculatio: Premature ejaculation is common condition and can be defined as present if the time from the begging of intercourse to completion is less than 3 min... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Gradual withdrawal: Counseling and gradual withdrawal of the codeine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: You should never loose weight to the point of cachexia. A healthy body will resist excessive weight loss.

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Dr. Dave Burns
Mar 18, 2014
Dr. Carr enjoys helping his clients and is very insightful with his answers- Dave
Mar 17, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
My incontinent diarrhea is caused by neuro-immune disease. So many do not know that this can be a cause of chronic diarrhea. Nothing worked on me till I was put on lomotil.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! My 89 year old mother has a cold with dry cough. Always worried! Thank
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's not an SD because I am not sexray active, and I'm 15. Thank you though

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Cybervision award at the 1999 Technology Games : http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr99/sprng99awards.htm Paradigm Leap award 1998 Showcase and Games http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/confrnce/partnr98/Showcase/CyberSpace.htm
Top General Practitioner, First Place, San Diego Region - Summer
2014
Top General Practitioner, Second Place, California - Spring
2014

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